Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

 Division of Renal-Electrolyte

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photo Rajil Mehta, MD, FASN


Research Interest
Dr. Mehta’s research interests include clinical and translational aspects of subclinical organ rejection. He is interested in following long term outcomes in patients with subclinical rejection. He is also interested in exploring alternative pathways that may be playing a contributory role in subclinical rejection including role of Th17 cells and the IL17 pathway.
Clinical Interest
Rajil B Mehta, MD, FASN is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Surgery at the Thomas E Starzl Transplantation Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He completed his medical education from the University of Bombay, India. He subsequently pursued a residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in General Nephrology at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York. After a few years in general nephrology practice, he pursued his long time interest in renal transplantation and completed a formal 1 year fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and joined the faculty at the same institute following completion of his training.
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Selected Publications:
Mehta, R.B., Cherikh, W, Sood, P, Hariharan, S. Kidney allograft surveillance biopsy practices across US transplant centers: A UNOS survey. Clinical Transplantation. 2017; Epub 2017.
Mehta, R. B., Sood, P, Hariharan, S. Subclinical Rejection in Renal Transplantation: Reappraised. Transplantation. 2016; 100 - Issue 8: 1610-1618.
Sood, P, Gao, X, Mehta, R. B., Landsittel, D, Wu, C. M., Nusrat, R, Puttarajappa, C, Tevar, A. D., Hariharan, S. Kidney Transplant Outcomes After Primary, Repeat and Kidney After Solid Organ Transplantation: A Single Center Experience. Transplantation Direct. 2016.
Puttarajappa, C, Bhattarai, M, Mour, G, Shen, C, Sood, P, Mehta, R.B., Shah, N.A., Tevar, A.D., Humar, A, Wu, C.M., Hariharan, S. Cytomegalovirus Infection in High Risk Kidney Transplant Recipients Receiving Thymoglobulin Induction - A Single Center Experience. Clinical Transplantation. 2016; Accepted for Publication.
Mehta, R.B., Cherukuri, A, Sood, P, Puttarajappa, C, Wu, C.M., Hoffman, W, Shah, N.A., Hariharan, S. Kidney Transplant Survival: Transforming Early Post Transplant Opportunities to Long Term Success. Book Chapter: Clinical Transplants 2015. 2016.
Sood, P, Randhawa, P, Mehta, R.B., Hariharan, S, Tevar, A.D. Donor Kidney Microthrombi and Outcomes of Kidney Transplant: A Single Center Study. Clinical Transplantation. 2015; 29(5): 434-438.
Mehta, R.B., Shah, G, Leggat, J.E., Hubbell, C, Roman, A.M., Kittur, D, Narsipur, S.S. Impact of Recipient Obesity on Living Donor Kidney Transplant Outcomes: A Single Center Experience. Transplantation Proceedings. 2007; 39: 1421-1423.
Mehta, R.B., Shah, G, Adler, W, Kittur, D. Soluble Interleukin 2 Receptor (sIL-2R) levels in Renal Transplant Recipients. Clinical Transplantation. 2004; Supp 12: 67-71.
Shah, G, Azizian, M, Bruch, D, Mehta, R.B., Kittur, D. Cross Species of Gene Expression between Human and Porcine Tissue using Single Microarray Platform. Clinical Transplantation. 2004; Supp 12: 76-80.
Mehta, R.B., Bhusal, S, Randhawa, P, Sood, P, Cherukuri, A, Wu, C, Puttarajappa, C, Hoffman, W, Shah, NA, Mangiola, M, Zeevi, A, Tevar, AD, Hariharan, S. Short Term Adverse Effects of early subclinical inflammation in kidney transplant recipients with a rapid steroid withdrawal protocol. American Journal of Transplantation; doi 10.1111/ajt.14627. 2017.